Sushi is all HKV was missing...
How can you not be curious when you hear the possibility of sushi tucked away in these crumbling lanes. Lanes that were once so ethnic you were more likely to be lead to Asim Bhai the tailor than a little Japanese girl named Momo selling sushi... ! That's Hauz Khas Village for you, the moment I think, ok I'm done raving about this place something else opens, takes me by surprise and fills me with delight. Futomaki at the moment is only take out and delivery (within HKV), they have space for one little table and I think it would be good if they utilized it.
|Cute little Momo behind her take-away counter|
Momo makes only Futomaki style rolls, well ya hence the name. Futomaki are fairly thick hearty rolls with the nori on the outside. They usually have an assortment of complimenting ingredients, a full meal in every bite with some veggies, egg, meat. More often than not there is egg involved. Futomakis aren't my favourite I find the flavours too busy, the rolls a little too big but what I do love is how vibrant and colourful they tend to look.
- Prawn Tempura Roll - Ok in my defense I didn't trust their tuna, there is no way I was going to have chicken in my sushi and paneer? Ummm... I think a polite no thank you will suffice here. Was all ready to try the salmon but you can see in the picture above its about 15% salmon and 85% rice - that's no fun. So back to my trusty Prawn Tempura! Which wasn't bad. Definitely a filling box of sushi. The tempura was a little salty but the egg somewhat balanced it because it had a simple sweetness to it. The rice was a little hard too. Another reason I'm not the biggest fan of futomakis is because of the almost impenetrable layer of nori on the outside. !
- Recently tried the Veggie Tempura Roll - Shredded vegetables that have been fried - means more oil soaking in. Not very impressed. Tasted like some oily kofta surrounded by rice.
Despite my paneer dig earlier, I think Futomaki may be a great option for vegetarians. They have some exciting and colourful looking ghaas-poos (veggie) rolls. But to be quite honest unless you are in the area and really craving sushi I think its quite passable.
Rs 340 to Rs.280 a box
12pm to 8pm - Closed Mondays
Shop 13A Hauz Khas Village
Labels: Hauz Khas Village, Japanese, Sushi